Various stuff news about new chemo

It is October 14th, 2020. The weather people are saying this is going to be the last nice day this year. It’s currently 71degrees with a slight breeze. Can’t ask for better than than in the middle of October.

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I start chemo again tomorrow. This time its a shot in the stomach and a pill. No sitting for multiple hours. However, this chemo is gonna make me need blood and platelets more often. Not happy about that. Blood tests will be on Monday and Thursday. Not happy about that either. But I made a promise to Teresa and my mom that I would do whatever I could to survive. At least they are doing something. I’m bored just getting blood every 2 weeks, knowing that nothing was being done at that time, so I would never get better. This chemo doesn’t promise that I am going to get better, but at least it is somehing.

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My pain level during the day starts as a 2, moves up to 4 during the day, then hurts like Hell at night. Rinse repeat. And my non-related ache and pains raise their heads at night. So, right now I suffering thru the night, but doing ok during the day.

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My mother is coming to visit again, she will be here in 12 days and will be staying until the 30th (So, 2 full days and a bit). We told her we don’t drive very much, so she can use Teresa’s car and Teresa and I will drive mine. Saved her $244. And money is money. I am happy she is coming to visit.

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Just found out the schedule for my chemo. Thursday, Friday and then Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. And I can’t expect it to take so long. Then no more chemo for a awhile depending on how this little run goes.

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Dr. Alkhateeb called Teresa yesterday. They talked for quite a while. The take away from Teresa’s replay of info for me is I now have the trifecta of cancers and one of them is bound to kill me quickly. Teresa said “He never said that.” Well, its what I interpreted so blah. I guess we will see.

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We are finally finishing Jason’ Eberron Dungeons and Dragons Campaign this Saturday. WOOT. Prednisone and Lexapro to the rescue. I feel good. So we are gonna play. This might be the last D&D campaign I get involved in. Don’t want to commit to anything and then get sick and/or die. Heh

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I should be getting blood tomorrow. Pretty much guaranteed. Then I think we are adding an office visit on Monday for more labs. Then Thursday, Then Monday, etc.. cuz the chemo I am going on wrecks whatever is in your marrow. And will keep going for about a month (after the 5 day session). Translation, if we are too slow in catching falling numbers, well you guys are smart enough to figure out what happen.

Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 49 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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